Wednesday, May 24, 2006

It Doesn’t Add Up

"Few people may have realised that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has a charitable foundation attached to it."

MCBWatch has watched some of these charities.

"The ease with which the Charity Commission website enables one to examine charity records led us to ask another question. Of the MCB’s 400 or so affiliate organisations, how many have charitable status? Having established that, we could then explore how many of those also had their accounts out of date. The results were extremely interesting."

"The full analysis can be downloaded (as a PDF), but here are just a few examples. The Al-Asr Scholastic Research Establishment (charity number 1050383) has accounts missing for the entire period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2005. In similar vein, the Dudley Muslim Association (charity number 1094858) has submitted no accounts since it was registered on 2 December 2002. Even the Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association (charity number 327741), presumably packed with professionals, has five years worth of accounts missing. And so the list goes on: from mosques to schools, charitable trusts to community projects, more than 1 in 3 of MCB affiliates with charitable status have poorly maintained, out of date accounts."

Read the whole story at MCBWatch


Anonymous said...

Financial irregularities are to be expected, as many Muslim charities and other organisations are fronts for economic jihad. See

Anonymous said...

this is fairly common across all charities irrespective of religious affiliation.

the commission should get it's act together, that is what it's there for..